Parolee charged after Chicago officer dragged by minivan

 
 
Updated 3/8/2018 7:40 AM
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  • This photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Paris McKinley, Summit, Ill., who was charged after a Chicago police officer was dragged by a minivan for several blocks following a traffic stop. Police announced charges Thursday, March 8, 2018, against McKinley including aggravated fleeing, armed violence and being a parolee in possession of a weapon. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

    This photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Paris McKinley, Summit, Ill., who was charged after a Chicago police officer was dragged by a minivan for several blocks following a traffic stop. Police announced charges Thursday, March 8, 2018, against McKinley including aggravated fleeing, armed violence and being a parolee in possession of a weapon. (Chicago Police Department via AP) Associated Press

CHICAGO -- A parolee has been charged after a Chicago police officer was dragged by a minivan for several blocks following a traffic stop.

Police announced charges Thursday against 26-year-old Paris McKinley of Summit, including aggravated fleeing, armed violence and being a parolee in possession of a weapon. McKinley was arrested this week after police say he fled the traffic stop and crashed.

It wasn't immediately known whether he currently has a lawyer. Police say he had three prior convictions.

Police say officers in a marked squad car stopped the minivan in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood early Tuesday and a gun was spotted on the floor of the backseat. Police say McKinley drove away and crashed. He was captured following a foot chase.

The officer had what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.

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